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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Sharjah Municipality, on Wednesday, announced that users of public parking in the city of Sharjah would be exempted from fees on Thursday, September 28, 2023, on the occasion of the Prophet's birthday.
The authorities said that on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's (Peace be upon him) birthday, residents in Sharjah will be exempt from parking fees on September 28, 2023.
This decision excludes the parking zones that are subject to fees on all days of the week, including Fridays and public holidays. These zones are identified by the blue parking instructions signs.
Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazien, director of the Public Parking Department in Sharjah City Municipality, affirmed that the municipality prepared parking spaces in the Al Mamzar area by re-planning them and subjecting them to fees all around the week and official holidays, as it is one of the vital and tourist destinations.
Hamed Al Qaed, Director of the Public Parking Department in the Municipality, affirmed that the total number of public parking spaces in the city of Sharjah, which are subject to fees, amounted to about 57,000. He added that these are monitored and checked by inspection teams from 8.00am to 10.00pm, to detect any violations such as parking without paying the fees or booking more than one parking lot.
The move comes within the Municipality’s keenness to serve customers who wait in regular parking lots, not those who park illegally or who hinder traffic movement. It also aims to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the emirate.
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